The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) was established in November 1995 in the NIH Office of the Director with the congressionally mandated purposes “to promote scientific study of the benefits of dietary supplements in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease and other health-related conditions” and “to explore more fully the potential role of dietary supplements…to improve health care.” 

Now, more than 25 years later, ODS will hold a 2-day scientific symposium to mark the occasion. The symposium will be held virtually on WebEx. The symposium will:

  • Showcase ODS contributions to landmark scientific accomplishments in dietary supplement research
  • Feature presentations by experts in the field of dietary supplement science 
  • Highlight ODS’s part in training the next generation of dietary supplement researchers
  • Discuss considerations for the future of dietary supplements research
The symposium will be recorded, is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend.